7:00pm - 8:00pm


Room 2614, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong


Free to attend

Event Description

During the last twenty to thirty years, due to rapid economic growth, there has been extensive urbanization of areas of agricultural and rural land in many Asian countries.

These changes have substantially modified the exchanges of heat, moisture and energy between the land surface and the atmosphere, as well as releasing additional heat and pollutants into the atmosphere. Furthermore, in general, appropriate holistic planning of these urban developments has been minimal because many of these cities have been built over a short period of time.

The consequences of this urban expansion impacts both the global and regional climate, with cities in Asia suffering significantly in terms of climate hazards now and in the future.

In his talk, Dr Chan will show how urbanization and global climate change can modify the regional climate, using examples from the Pearl River Delta of China and other mega-cities. He will discuss the probable effects of such climate hazards and the potential actions that can be undertaken by governments to reduce the consequences of such impacts.

This technical seminar has been jointly organised by CIWEM Hong Kong, the Environmental Division of HKIE and Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong.

Speaker Information

Prof. Johnny Chan, Chair Professor of Atmospheric Science, City University of Hong Kong

Professor Chan is currently Chair Professor of Atmospheric Science and the Director of the Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre at City University of Hong Kong. He is also one of the Co-Directors of the Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology.

Professor Chan’s research on typhoons and monsoons is internationally renowned and he has published over 200 SCI journal articles. According to the Web of Science, he ranks number one worldwide in the number of publications in tropical cyclones. He was the Chair of the Tropical Cyclone Panel of the World Meteorological Organization Tropical Meteorology Research Working Group during 2013-18. Also, he is an Honorary Fellow of the UK Energy Institute, a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and a recipient of the International Journal of Climatology Award of the Royal Meteorological Society.

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Booking Information

Please complete the on-line registration form on or before 25 March 2019. Successful applicants will be informed individually by email. Only registration forms with all entries duly completed will be processed. All personal data collected in the registration form will only be used to process the application for this event and will be destroyed immediately after close of the event.

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For enquiries, please contact Mr Norman Cheng on 94676833.

For general enquiries please email Barbara Woods at barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

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